The Film V For Vendetta And The Song Get Up Stand Up By Bob Marley

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SAE 502: Critical Analysis Essay

The Comparative analyses of the film V for Vendetta and the song Get Up Stand Up by Bob Marley and how they relate to the social context of Marxism.

James Cunningham
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Module Leader/Lecturer: Ben Hall

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One of the themes that influenced many artists in the past is standing up for your rights. ‘V for Vendetta’ (2005) and ‘Bob Marley’s Get Up, Stand Up’ (1973) has been chosen because the author supports these works fit into the social context of Marxism.

This essay traverses through Karl Marx’s history and his pioneering works on Marxism. Marxism is then related to the film V for Vendetta and Bob Marley’s track ‘Get Up, Stand Up’, and how both of them are Marxist approaches to inculcate in the society.

From the outset, Marxism will be examined in terms of the historical aspect and materialistic ideology. Moreover, the study will look at how these elements were manipulated by the powers that be. There follows a short synopsis of the film ‘V for Vendetta’ and an analysis of specific scenes that relate to the Marxist theory. Subsequently, the discussion will focus on Marley’s influence on Jamaican politics and consequently an analysis on how Marley’s Get Up Stand Up (1973)
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